Richard Walter Moll
Police in Chon Buri are trying to establish the nationality of a 61-year-old foreigner. He was found dead with his bicycle at a slope next to a water reservoir.
The accident was reported to police at 11:00 on Tuesday. Pol Maj Nopadon Ragsawong, who serves as an investigator at Nong Prue Provincial Police Station, was assigned to find out more information about the sudden death. A medical examiner and local rescue volunteers accompanied the officers.
Police discovered the body of the man on a slope next to a gravel road which runs parallel to the Map Phrachan Water Reservoir in Nong Prue subdistrict of Chon Buri province. His sports bicycle was still laying on the road.
An expired driving license for private motorcycles that officers had found in a pocket identified him as Richard Walter Moll, 61. “However, at this time we are not able to establish the nationality of Mr Moll,” Pol Maj Nopadon admitted.
“Mr Moll’s body had rolled down the steep slope next to the road and landed with his face down on a pile of rocks,” Pol Maj Nopadon assumed. He was wearing bicycle riding gear and a crash helmet, police said.
Why and how Mr Moll fell off his bicycle is still unclear. “The road is blocked for traffic, but sometimes people ignore this. He could have collided with another car, but we have no evidence for that.”
In fact, another theory written in the initial police report said that Mr Moll suddenly lost consciousness and fell off the bike he was riding. The fall was most likely triggered by a heart attack or a heat stroke, the report said.
Mr Moll’s body has been transferred to General Police Hospital in Bangkok where an autopsy is going to be performed later this week. “We hope the autopsy sheds some light on the cause of death.”
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